The City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) helps cities plan and implement actions to build resilient urban water systems. A critical first step in this process is understanding the factors that contribute to, or detract from local water resilience.
This report details research undertaken in Greater Manchester with the aim of:
Defining the city water basin including natural basin(s), the urban water system and its governance structure, and the interdependencies with other systems; and
Identifying the factors contributing to the resilience of the city water system, and those increasing its vulnerability.
This research was undertaken through a detailed review of grey and academic literature and consultation with key Greater Manchester water stakeholders.